Project SPARTA - Smarter Philippines through Data Analytics R&D, Training and Adoption was launched in order to put in place the necessary online education, research and development mechanisms and infrastructure to not only enable the industry of data science and analytics but also to advance smart governance practices.
Specifically it aims to . . .
SPARTA is an initiative made possible by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in partnership with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and its cooperating agencies Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP) and Coursebank (CB).
A challenge is an online event wherein all verified users of the openData portal can submit a wholistic Analytics Solution to a specific challenge. Where participants explain and demonstrate how their solutions can help solve a particular problem.
A hackathon is a publicly open offline event where teams pitch a solution from a set of problems provided by a hosting Local Government Unit. There will be three(or more) locally hosted qualifying hackthons, and the finalists on each leg will qualify for a Grand Finals.